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Sri Lanka Tamils openly remember war dead — with restrictions

Sri Lanka Tamils openly remember war dead — with restrictions

New government more conciliatory, but processions, protests still banned

'World is watching' as Cambodia considers controversial NGO law: US ambassador

'World is watching' as Cambodia considers controversial NGO law: US ambassador

Critics slam legislation's 'highly problematic, rights-abusing provisions'

Australia backs boat turnarounds in Asian migrant crisis

Australia backs boat turnarounds in Asian migrant crisis

In recent days, nearly 3,000 migrants have swum to shore or been rescued near Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand

Tibetans urge China to release Panchen Lama after 20 years

Tibetans urge China to release Panchen Lama after 20 years

Whereabouts of religious figure who was once the ‘world’s youngest political prisoner’ remain unknown

Indonesia turns away boat as Asian migrant crisis escalates

Indonesia turns away boat as Asian migrant crisis escalates

Almost 3,000 migrants have swum to shore or been rescued off Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand over the past week

Sexual orientation-based discrimination common in Cambodia

Sexual orientation-based discrimination common in Cambodia

Parents will often beat a child who comes out as transgender or gay, rights group says

Myanmar jails six activists who opposed copper mine

Myanmar jails six activists who opposed copper mine

Chinese-backed mine dogged by complaints of land-grabbing, environmental damage

Groups urge Sri Lanka to implement media reforms

Groups urge Sri Lanka to implement media reforms

Government vows to investigate past journalist killings

800 migrants rescued off Indonesia as pressure grows for solution

800 migrants rescued off Indonesia as pressure grows for solution

Hundreds of passengers say their boat sank off Sumatra after earlier being driven away by Malaysia

Monitor urges Indonesia military to stop female 'virginity tests'

Monitor urges Indonesia military to stop female 'virginity tests'

New recruits, soldiers' fiancés say they have been subjected to degrading 'two-finger test'

Blaze leaves 72 dead, raises concern over workplace safety in Philippines

Blaze leaves 72 dead, raises concern over workplace safety in Philippines

Survivors say factory never held fire drills, barred windows responsible for high number of fatalities

‘Church of Almighty God’ cult members sentenced in China

‘Church of Almighty God’ cult members sentenced in China

Six doomsday Christians receive jail time in widening crackdown on the group's activities

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